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No Hitting!: A Lift-the-Flap Book (Karen Katz Lift-the-Flap Books) Hardcover – October 7, 2004
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A friend of mine owns another book on hitting called
Hands Are Not for Hitting by Martine Agassi Ph.D. I recommend that book as a little more on target for those focused on correcting a hitting issue.
PLEASE, if you child has never hit anyone, or squeezed the cat, or jumped up and down when he is mad or scribbled in someone else's book or stuck out his tongue...do NOT read this book to him/her. It wil
Each page starts out the same with ' I'm Mad.... and ends with " That's no okay, but I can.... After a few reading your child knows how each page starts & ends. Which makes them feel or at least my daughter feels like she is "reading" the book with me. I like that that Karen Katz draws children of all nationalities. My daughter also loves to help me lift the flaps on each page.
I'd love it if this book was also put out in board book form.
While my son likes when we read read this book, and can easily recite from memory the mantra "that's not ok", he doesn't really make the connection to his own angry feelings and what to do with them.
The title of the book, "No Hitting" is also a little misleading. Only the first page actually addresses hitting; the rest of the book addresses other inappropriate behaviors that kids have when they are mad (like squeezing the cat, jumping up and down while yelling and screaming, scribbling in sister's book, etc). Each page starts with the phrase "I'm mad. I want to (fill in the blank). That's not ok, but I can..." When you lift the flap, you see an alternative to the inappropriate behavior. The weird thing is that the alternatives are not at all useful. Even as an adult, if I were so angry as to want to hit someone, I don't think I'd be calm enough to ask for some pots and pans to bang away on (and neither is a 2 year old).
As a matter of fact, my son got angry at the cat the other day and tried to squeeze her (which he'd never done before getting the idea in the book). Lucky for us, our kitty is pretty fast!
So, as an educational tool - not so good. But the illustrations (as with all K. Katz books) are cute and my son really does enjoy the book and pulls it out almost every day.
Her other books like Where is Mommy and Wiggle Your Toes are better.
Then it gets into coloring in your sister's book and taking your mommy's popcicle. My daughter does not have a sister and I do not have a popcicle.
This may be the first book I throw in the trash.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I would definitely recommend this author and this book as well since my son as well as all other toddlers go through this fun stage of hitting. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Brad G.
This was a great purchase! We love Karen Katz. It took a while before our baby was old enough to begin to comprehend the anger/emotional management ideas suggested by the book, but... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lydia Nguyen
Make sure you "look inside" before you buy this! My first concern is that the book suggests even more opportunities to misbehave than my 2-year-old daughter had come up... Read morePublished 3 months ago by ObVusChild
I was excited to purchase these book. I also purchased "I can share" and "No Biting!" at the same time. Read morePublished 3 months ago by AM
My 2 yo was going through a hitting phase and this definitely helped her see what she could do to better handle emotions other than hitting.Published 3 months ago by MissDivine2014
This is a terrible book, we won't be reading it to our son. Whilst I understand what the author was trying to do here, I don't think it's helpful to be reading your child lines... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Danny
There are much better books about not hitting. This one is weird.Published 4 months ago by M. Huntington